Baja California

Baja: A Whale of an Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $3690

    Duration

    8 days

    Activity Level

    Moderate

    Our moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.
    Minimum Age

    6

    Ideal Age

    8+

    Meals

    7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

    In addition to the fun and incredible experience of our Baja Multi-Sport family vacation, this family vacation includes whale-watching excursions that deliver an incredibly close view of these majestic giants breaching the surface. They are so close, in fact, that you may just get the chance to reach out and touch them!

    Whale Watching in Magdalena Bay

    February is the best place and time in the world to witness the largest seasonal migration of gray whales, getting so close you may be able to pet a baby calf breaching the surface for the first time.

    Visit a Friendly Sea Lion Colony

    Take a boat out to a friendly sea lion colony at Isla Los Islotes and jump into the water with these curious and wonderful animals.

    Hike Along a Cliff Top

    Venture into the desert and hike along a cacti strewn cliff top until reaching the beautiful blue sea and delicious picnic.

    Explore Todos Santos

    The quaint town is quintessential Baja, embodying the culture of the peninsula in every fashion from its architecture to its music to its food.

    Snorkel in the Sea of Cortez

    Aptly nicknamed the “Aquarium of the World,” we’ll take you to snorkel in a diverse and beautiful tropical underwater paradise, seeing some of the most colorful fish in the world.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to San Jose Del Cabo, Baja


    Days 1-2

    La Paz

    Los Islotes Swimming with Sea Lions

    Imagine the delight of your kids as they watch the underwater antics of playful sea lions during a snorkeling excursion in Los Islotes. The sea lions are friendly and will come right up to your family to say hello!

    El Bismarkcito Dinner

    Everyone will love tonight’s fun dinner at the lively El Bismarkcito, a La Paz institution. Pssst… they’re famous for their fabulous tacos and can accommodate any vegetarian requests.

    Swimming with Whale Sharks

    Snorkel with the largest fish on the planet, the massive whale shark, gentle giants who feed on plankton — not people! This is a truly incredible life experience for both kids and parents. You’ll get some incredible photos in the water with these whales!


    Day 3

    Magdelena Bay

    Magdalena Bay Whale Watching

    Take a boat through magnificent Magdalena Bay, where you’ll have a good chance to see mother whales frolicking with their calves, which may even swim up to our boat for us to reach out and pet! You might even spot some dolphins or sea lions swimming around as well!


    Days 4-7

    Todos Santos

    Magdalena Bay - More Whale Watching

    Watch for whales in a different part of “Mag Bay,” to see more breaching, fluking and spy hopping, taking more time to soak in the intelligence and gentleness of these beautiful marine creatures.

    Friends Across Borders: Palapa Society

    Visit the Palapa Society, a Mexican nonprofit that has been servicing the children of Todos Santos for more than a decade. You’ll have the opportunity to volunteer as language mentors with the Bridge-to-English program and then have a fun piñata party with everyone!

    Horseback Ride on the Beach

    Enjoy a ride on an endless stretch of beach, learning from your guide about Baja’s ranching culture and wildlife as you ride. Keep an eye out for gray whales, humback whales, sea turtles and different birds as you ride!

    Los Cerritos Surfing Lesson

    Earn full bragging rights by catching a wave on the spectacular crescent of sand, Los Cerritos, following instructor Mario’s MIST guideline: Mario’s Infallible Surf Technique. You’re guaranteed to Hang 10!

    Cliff Hike

    Take a clifftop hike above the shoreline for spectacular views of stark sand contrasted against vibrant sea, watching for resident sea lions, birds, and whales along the way.


    Day 8

    Depart San Jose Del Cabo


  • Dates & Prices

    2020 Dates


    02/15-02/22

    Adult $3690
    Teen $3690
    Child $3490

    Additional Info

    Triple Discount

    $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

    Single Supplement

    Additional $990 for single accommodations

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices

    Price includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.

    Guaranteed departure. Surcharge applied to groups smaller than 4 guests.

  • Hotels

    Seven Crown La Paz Centro Hotel

    The Seven Crown La Paz Centro Hotel is located in downtown La Paz, Baja California Sur, two blocks from the Malecon. Amenities include Wi-Fi, security boxes, air conditioning, coffee maker and hair dryer. The hotel has a swimming pool, business center and spa.

    Mangrove Inn Baja

    The Mangrove Inn Baja is located in Lopez Mateos. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, 24-hour desk service, complimentary breakfast, room service and a restaurant with an international menu. Please not there is no air conditioning and hair dryers are not provided.

    Los Colibris Casitas

    Los Colibris is located in Todos Santos on the Pacific Coast. Amenities includes air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a refridgerator, safe, coffee maker, hair dryer and pool access.

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

  • Why Thomson

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler.

    Guaranteed Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.

    Guides

    Be accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.

    Small Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

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Starts at

$3190

Duration

7 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
Starts at

$4540

Duration

9 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
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